Cops are searching for the man they say burgled the same Windsor Terrace house twice this summer.
According to authorities, the pilferer first broke into the house on Kermit Place between Ocean Parkway and E. 8th Street at around 1 am on June 26, making off with the 72-year-old homeowner’s jewelry and $18,000 in cash.
Nearly one month later on July 24, a man who cops believe to be the same person broke into the same residence at about 2:45 am and left with a Blink security camera, according to police.
In surveillance footage, the suspect can be seen wearing a Houston Astros baseball cap, white t-shirt, and jeans.
Burglaries are up nearly 37 percent year-to-date in the 72nd Precinct, which encompasses the neighborhoods of Sunset Park and Windsor Terrace. According to police data, there have been 104 burglaries so far this year, compared to 76 by this time last year. The incident is seemingly out of character for this time of year, however, as burglaries in the area are down 40 percent over a 28-day period ending on Aug. 2.
Anyone with information in regard to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the CrimeStoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.